melbecreations

Mandala Sacred Geometry Kaleidoscope Art & Gifts

Minnesota, United States · 1054 Sales

melbecreations

Mandala Sacred Geometry Kaleidoscope Art & Gifts

Minnesota, United States 1054 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(246)

Announcement   Mandala sacred geometry, kaleidoscope art gifts: glass paperweights, glass suncatchers, music boxes, pendants, earrings, charm necklaces, keychains, purse charms, compacts and magnets.

I design unique kaleidoscope and mandala art with my photos created from the images I capture while experiencing the wonders of nature. I translate these designs into many different products. The possibilities are just endless!

These mesmerizing works of art make the perfect conversation piece for your home décor. They make a unique and memorable gift that will be admired for a lifetime!

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

Mandala sacred geometry, kaleidoscope art gifts: glass paperweights, glass suncatchers, music boxes, pendants, earrings, charm necklaces, keychains, purse charms, compacts and magnets.

I design unique kaleidoscope and mandala art with my photos created from the images I capture while experiencing the wonders of nature. I translate these designs into many different products. The possibilities are just endless!

These mesmerizing works of art make the perfect conversation piece for your home décor. They make a unique and memorable gift that will be admired for a lifetime!

Melissa Burness

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Melissa Burness

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5 out of 5 stars
(246)
Lori Franzoni

Lori Franzoni on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, this is beautiful, very substantial, beautiful design, strong magnet, may need to get another, thank you!!

Deborah Dubrule

Deborah Dubrule on Jul 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This piece is so pretty, cheery, and uplifting! You really have a great gift! Wonderful to work with too! Highly recommend! 5*+++++!!!!!

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About

Nature Girl

Cliché as it sounds nature is my inspiration. There is a deeper reason than physical beauty. Nature does not care if you are having a bad hair day, if your socks match, or if you are wearing a designer label. Nature unconditionally accepts. My true inspiration flourishes from the inner beauty of their society.

Raised in a tremendously dysfunctional family, I sought out refuge in the woods. It is the one place that I feel safe and accepted. No matter what negativity occurring in my life Mother Nature blankets my soul with tranquility. It is the one place I feel unconditional love and acceptance.

I received a camera as a present at the age of twelve. A cute Bugs Bunny camera I wish I had today. I am dating myself, but it was a 110 with the old square flash bulbs. After taking my first set of photos, I caught a severe case of shutterbug. I spent all my allowance on film and developing. I was addicted to capturing and immortalizing that split second of time. That split second is unique… the lighting, landscape and subject will never look identical as life is ever changing.

What I discovered as I viewed other photographs is not only is the scene constantly changing, but also, depending on who is taking the photograph the perspective is also quite different. We could both be looking at the same flower but see it in a completely different viewpoint.

While most young girls would be playing with Barbie dolls, I would be following a stream in the middle of the woods hoping that I would find a bunny or turtle and follow him on his day’s journey. As I got older while most girls were reading Teen Beat I would be looking at the amazing photography in National Geographic. Yep, I was a misfit all right but a misfit in my absolute heaven in the middle of the woods somewhere, losing track of time and the hustle and bustle of the human world.

In the 1980’s, when I became a mother I began scrapbooking to create a record of my children’s lives. One day while cropping some photos, my perspective changed. As several cuts of the same photo lay haphazardly on the table, I saw a kaleidoscope. If I could just mirror image (flip the negative over during developing) this would create a kaleidoscope image of sorts. That is where it all began. Back then in the dark ages…..I would trim these images with an Exacto knife and tape them together on the back. They were beautiful, but left a nasty seam. After a couple of decades past and PC’s became a standard electronic in the home, I finally found a way to do this digitally and create a seamless image. My library of photographs and kaleidoscopes grew. It was time to take the leap and sell my work, thus the beginning of Melbe Creations.

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  • Melissa Burness

    Owner, Photographer, Creator Of All Items In My Shop

    In awe of Mother Nature’s creations Her exquisite results immortalized on film my interpretation transforms images into mesmerizing symmetry, kaleidoscope photo art that will encourage relaxation and peace of mind, body and soul

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Last updated on April 12, 2016
Sacred Geometry Mandala kaleidoscope Paperweights, suncatchers, pendants, ceramic tiles, coasters, trivets, spoon rests, magnets, keepsake boxes, compacts, tables, note cards, and wall decor made from my original designs.

All of my designs have a copyright. All kaleidoscope designs are created from my original photos. Numerous various images of wildlife and flowers including birds, butterflies, anything from mother nature! My designs are freehand cut and NOT a product of an automatic program or lens.

Please feel free to contact me for any special order. I would love to create something special just for you!

Melbe Creations
Melissa Burness

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy's shop payment account.. I do charge Minnesota taxes. Returns due to shipping damage must be requested within 3 days of receipt of product and photos of the package and damaged product required.
Shipping
Melbe Creations by Melissa Burness maintains all the rights to the designs. All designs are protected by a Copyright.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines – Domestic (U.S)
USPS First Class Mail December 19th (order placed by 3pm Dec 18)
USPS Priority Mail – December 21st (order placed by 3pm Dec 20)
USPS Priority Mail Express December 22nd (order placed by 3pm Dec 21)

Holiday Shipping Deadlines - Overseas
USPS First Class and Priority Mail– December 1st
USPS Priority Mail Express – December 8th


Store & Shipping Policies

1. Please note that upon check out you will be offered several shipping options. If you do not see the option you are looking for, I will be happy to upgrade your shipping at an additional charge. Please use the contact form for a quote on upgraded shipping.

2. All shipments are insured for damages and lost shipment.

3. Melbe Creations cannot guarantee or be held responsible for shipping transit times. Once a package has been shipped I have absolutely no control over the shipment. If you have a critical arrival date I recommend using USPS Priority Mail Express (1-3) day transit time for domestic shipments. It is the only form of shipping that has a money back guarantee on delivery times.

4. I will make every effort to ship your order within 1-3 business days of purchase. I will email you if I am unable to ship within the stated time frame.

5. I always combine shipping and ship in the most cost efficient manner USPS offers. if you are purchasing multiple items and I am usually able to reduce the shipping costs. I will refund you any excess shipping cost you have made upon shipping your order.

5. Please note I am an independent artist and do not keep a large inventory. If you wish to purchase higher quantities please contact me for a quote on lead time.

6. Wholesale pricing is reserved for retailers who regularly place large orders for retail purposes only. I am not a mass producer/manufacturer and cannot afford to offer discounts for one time purchases.

7. I will be happy to drop ship. Please note if shipping to multiple addresses additional shipping charges may be necessary. Shipping costs are based on shipping to one address.

8. INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: Please note that your country may require you to pay import duty tax and fees. The purchaser is responsible for these taxes and fees as they are payable to your country and not incorporated into shipping cost because shipping costs are payable to the country of origin, in this case the United States. Some countries provide relief to these charges. Contact your country’s customs office for all the information regarding importing fees and relief of said fees. I cannot control or be held responsible for customs delays and fees.

Damaged Shipments

1. Damaged shipments are replaced at no charge immediately upon receipt of photos of damaged packaging and items.
2. A photograph of the damage shipment is required for insurance purposes. Failure to provide photographic evidence may result in rejection of you refund request.
3. Request for return of damaged shipment must be requested within 5 days of product receipt.

Returns

1. Return requests must be made within 5 days of product receipt.
2. Orders over $100 are subject to a 50% restocking fee.
3. You are responsible for the all shipping costs.
4. Upon receipt of your return in pristine condition, I will credit your account.

Custom Requests

1. You may custom request any of my designs in any of the products I offer.
2. Simply go to my portfolio page https://www.kaleidoscopephotoart.com/photo_gallery.php list the title of the design and the product you would like to order in the conversation message.
3. I will create a custom private listing for you, and upon receipt of payment will be begin processing your order.
4. There are no returns on custom requests.
Refunds and Exchanges
Damaged Shipments

1. Damaged shipments are replaced at no charge immediately upon receipt of photos of damaged packaging and items.
2. A photograph of the damage shipment is required for insurance purposes. Failure to provide photographic evidence may result in rejection of you refund request.
3. Request for return of damaged shipment must be requested within 3 days of product receipt.

Returns

1. Return requests must be made within 5 days of product receipt.
2. Orders over $100 are subject to a 50% restocking fee.
3. You are responsible for the all shipping costs.
4. Upon receipt of your return in pristine condition, I will credit your account.
5. There are no returns on custom requests.

Exchanges

1. You will be responsible for return and new shipping. Upon receipt of your undamaged return I will immediately ship your new item. Request must be made within 3 days of receiving the product.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always happy to discuss special requests and custom designs!

I am available for commisioned work as well. Have a photo you would like kaleidocoped just send me a convo!

Wholesale pricing is reserved for retailers who regularly place large orders for retail purposes only. I cannot afford to offer discounts for one time purchases.

FAQ
1. Commissioned Designs - Can you create a design from one of my photos?
ANSWER: Yes! The cost to create a custom design is $50. You will receive a Jpeg of your file via email. You can have your design translated into any of the products I offer an additional cost.

2. Is this a result of an automatic program?
ANSWER: .NO! An automatic program such as the kaleidoscope plug in for Photoshop or the kaleidoscope program on an IPad will distort the subject of the photo, like literally looking through a kaleidoscope. My designs are created free hand and I created the process for making these.

3. Are these all your photographs?
ANSWER: YES! For all designs available for purchase I have taken the photograph.

4. Are these designs available elsewhere?
ANSWER: .NO! I so not sell my designs for mass production and all of my designs are a Melbe Creations exclusive!

PLEASE NOTE: .All of my photographs and designs have a copyright. Reproduction and resale is strictly prohibited.